|Anna asks: |
I am having rather a huge crisis with my hair. It is Auburn, really long and thick, and my curls are more like wide crimps than twizzles. It becomes a nightmare when it dries after washing as it fluffs up and swells to twice its size. Iíve been due for a hair cut for 4 months and now my old hair cut is starting to lose shape. What can I do to my hair to make it full of life, less fluffy and more interesting? Iíve stuck with the same style of a few long layers and a fringe with feathering around the face for a long time. What is best to stop it springing up out of control? Also, what would you suggest is the best thing to do for a fringe that doesnít really seem to grow out? Granted, I do straighten it everyday, but surely that doesnít stunt the growth as hair grows from the roots? Please let me know whatís best as my hair really needs a re-vamp!
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Many of your problems will come from straightening your hair every day. Everyone thinks that because hair irons are hot and getting hotter that this is a good thing. IT IS NOT. I have a question, would you iron your favourite silk dress or pure wool jumper with your iron on full heat? I donít think so it would be ruined. Without question I would recommend you invest in a good quality Platform irons. These have a variable temperature which is important. What you must do to maintain your hair condition is. Firstly set the temperature to around 180 degrees. Then very slowly glide the iron down the length of the hair in one action which we call "one pass". DO NOT USE HEAT PROTECTION SPRAY IT BOILS THE KERATIN. If you notice a lot of steam coming of your hair then your iron is too hot. If you follow this advice I guarantee you that your hair will be like silk, feel smooth and soft and as if you have put on a deep penetrating conditioning treatment. I do not know if you blow dry your hair or leave it to dry naturally. I would blow dry it with a nano professional 1900 hairdryer which has a low air speed and fantastic technology to maintain your hairs moisture. Only use a paddle brush (bristle if you can get one) and run the brush across your head from roots to ends (with your head upside down if you find it easier). Your hair again will feel like silk (not fluffy). If you follow this routine just see what happens to your hair.
|Alexandra asks: |
I have naturally curly hair which when straight is quite long. My
problem is I need a style which I can both wear curly or straight as I donít always have the time to straighten it or itís not worth
straightening if Iím going to be in a humid or wet environment. Am I better leaving it longer or having a shorter style
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I would recommend going with a mid length cut with layers to take out the bulk of your hair, while keeping it light and bouncy when it is worn curly and sleek with a added volume when worn poker straight. The layers will allow your curls to move more freely and will add a great texture.
Curly hair is usually drier than straight hair and because the follicles do not lie flat without proper care it can appear dull and lifeless. It is also important to not weigh your curls down with heavy products - perfect curls need a little bounce. Why not try my Climate Control Protection Spray, which contains íliquid umbrella technologyí to fight off the damage done to your hair by rain, cold dry air, heat and UV damage so that your locks stay perfect and flyaway free, come rain, come shine.
|Dawn asks: |
My afro Caribbean hair will not relax, I have used most recommended products on the market and they leave the hair in a non straightened state. The natural curl of the hair is loosened but not straight. Help me I do not know what to do. I have tried dark and lovely, Revlon realistic, motions tcb soft and beautiful botanicals, optimum, sunsilk, olive oil just about all of them, what can I do or which relaxer can I use that will actually straighten my hair as promised.
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I suggest you go to a salon where they use a process called Yuko system this is a process that will smooth and straighten your hair and is very popular. Give it a try and good luck
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